Porky Hefer Animal Chairs
Porky Hefer merges imagination and reality with his line of Animal Chairs, and specifically his 2018 Endangered collection. While the South African creative has been making public sculptures and taking part in product / furniture design for over a decade, he did this series of his already notable Animal Chairs as part of a benefit for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), which supports efforts to protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction.
The Endangered Exhibition includes an orangutan, a polar bear, a sloth, a blue whale, and a great white shark, all fabricated from eco-friendly and recycled materials, and handmade by artisans in Cape Town. Techniques used to bring the animal chairs to life include crochet, felting, stitching, embroidery, and cuddling.